Definitions for Sectorˈsɛk tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sec•torˈsɛk tər(n.)

  1. a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle. a mathematical instrument consisting of two flat rulers hinged together at one end and bearing various scales.

    Category: Math

  2. the area that a particular military unit is assigned to defend.

    Category: Military

  3. a distinct part, esp. of society or of a nation's economy.

  4. a section or zone, as of a city.

  5. (v.t.)to divide into sectors.

    Category: Math

Origin of sector:

1560–70; < LL: sector, L: cutter =sec(āre) to cut +-tor -tor

sec•to′ri•al-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sector(noun)

    a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle

  2. sector(noun)

    a social group that forms part of the society or the economy

    "the public sector"

  3. sector, sphere(noun)

    a particular aspect of life or activity

    "he was helpless in an important sector of his life"

  4. sector(noun)

    the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes

  5. sector(noun)

    a portion of a military position

  6. sector(noun)

    measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sector(noun)ˈsɛk tər

    one type of economic activity

    the voluntary/public/private sector; Banking is the fastest growing sector of this country's economy.

  2. sectorˈsɛk tər

    a distinct area; = zone

    the southern sectors of the city

Wiktionary

  1. sector(Noun)

    section

  2. sector(Noun)

    zone (designated area)

  3. sector(Noun)

    A part of a circle, extending to the center.

  4. sector(Noun)

    a fixed-sized unit (traditionally 512 bytes) of sequential data stored on a track of a digital medium (compare to block)

  5. sector(Noun)

    An area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible.

  6. sector(Noun)

    One of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier.

  7. sector(Noun)

    a fictional region of space designated for navigational or governance purposes; for instance, W:Sector (Star Trek), W:List of Star Wars sectors

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sector(noun)

    a part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc

  2. Sector(noun)

    a mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale

  3. Sector(noun)

    an astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector

Freebase

  1. Sector

    Sector is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located along the west bank of the South Branch Potomac River on Fleming-Sector Road across from Glebe. Sector grew in importance as a result of its operation of a post office and station on the South Branch Valley Railroad in the early 20th century. On the railroad, it was known as Glebe Station because it served Glebe across the South Branch. A suspension bridge once connected the two communities via Fleming-Sector Road, but it was demolished after a succession of serious floods, most recently in the late 1930s or early 1940s and has not been rebuilt since.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sector

    1. An area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible. 2. One of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier. See also area of influence; zone of action.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sector' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1188

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sector' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1209

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sector' in Nouns Frequency: #401


Translations for Sector

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sector(noun)

a section of a circle whose sides are a part of the circumference and two straight lines drawn from the centre to the circumference.

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